strategic warning


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strategic warning

A warning prior to the initiation of a threatening act. See also strategic warning lead time; strategic warning post-decision time; strategic warning pre-decision time; tactical warning; warning; warning of war.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Noun1.strategic warning - (military) a warning prior to the start of a threatening act
warning - a message informing of danger; "a warning that still more bombs could explode"
warning of war - a warning to national policy makers that an enemy intends war or is preparing for war and is on a course that increases the risk of war
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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